Long Islanders Compete on Reality TV Shows Survivor, Alter Ego Wednesday Night

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Left: Samaera Hirsch on Alter Ego. (Photo by Greg Gayne/FOX); Right: Tiffany Seely on Survivor. (Courtesy CBS.com)

Two Long Islanders will appear on reality television on Wednesday — one on CBS’s Survivor at 8 p.m. and the other on Fox’s Alter Ego at 9 p.m.

Plainview resident Tiffany Seely, a teacher, can be seen competing on Survivor when season 41 premieres Wednesday night. The 47-year-old told CBS she can win the game show, which tests contestants’ strength, strategy, and stamina living on an island, because she is “patient and experienced in seeing the bigger picture.”

“I know when to strike when the iron is hot, so to speak,” she said. “I can read people in a minute and read their energy.”

While Seely joins a long list of competitors that have appeared on Survivor’s 20-plus-year-run, another Long Islander joins the cast of a brand-new game show that premieres on Wednesday.

Glen Head resident Samaera Hirsch can be seen performing on Alter Ego’s series premiere on Fox Wednesday night. The show is a bit like Fox’s The Masked Singer, but the people behind the facades are not celebrities — they’re everyday people who want a shot at becoming a pop star. Also, this singing competition blends contestants’ talent with computer-generated avatar technology to create their “alter egos,” as opposed to actual costumes.

Hirsch, 21, will be one of 20 contestants to compete on Alter Ego and perform as her persona, “Misty Rose.” Celebrity judges Alanis Morissette, Nick Lachey, Grimes, and will.i.am. will offer guidance to the singers, who are competing for a $100,000 prize and a record deal. 

According to Newsday, Hirsch has been singing at various events on Long Island since she was a teenager.

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